My ancestor Susan (RITCHIE) (according to the 1850 census) was born abt. 1814 in NC. I believe her maiden name might be ELBERT. Susan and her husband Harvey RITCHIE (b. 3 DEC 1800, TN) moved to Missouri from Tennessee about 1837/38. Harvey was prob. from Claiborne Co,TN. Their first child was born in TN 1836/37. They moved to MO by 1838. I am trying to confirm Susan's maiden name. Since several of Susan and Harvey's children were clearly named after his parents, I think it is highly likely that some were named after her family as well. She had a son named Elbert and a daughter named Matilda (maybe related to Matilda Elbert b. 1810 I've seen listed on the internet). Her children on census' after her death stated that she was born in SC and VA (instead of NC). I believe that Susan's family migrated from VA to NC (maybe near eastern TN) and SC. Does anyone out there have any info. about any ELBERT family in VA and NC/SC? This has been a very large brick wall for me.